Foundations for English for Specific Purposes
English Language Program
Please note, this program is available to newcomers with permanent resident status only.
Foundations for English for Specific Purposes is an intermediate level course focused on developing students’ reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. This class also focuses on grammar, pronunciation and vocabulary and is geared toward an academic and workplace context. Skills are developed through both in-class work and online exercises. This course allows learners to move to other ESP courses at the University of Winnipeg (UW) without having to return to WELARC to take another Canadian Language Benchmark Placement Test.
Foundations for English for Specific Purposes is a two-part course. New students can apply to Foundations for English for Specific Purposes Part I if they have a Canadian Language Benchmark of 5 or 6. Students with a minimum of two 7’s and two 6’s in their Canadian Language Benchmark assessment can apply directly to Foundations for English for Specific Purposes Part II.
Students who complete Foundations for ESP Part II with a minimum 80% will be eligible to register for English for Academic or Professional Purposes courses at UW.
Course Overview: This course focuses on strengthening English language communication skills in all areas. Topics include:
- Complimenting and criticizing effectively
- Writing e-mails and complaints
- Negotiating with a colleague or peer
- Conflict management styles
- Resume and cover letter writing
- Expressing an opinion
- Writing different types of paragraphs
Foundations for ESP - Part II
Foundations for ESP - Part II A
Foundations for ESP - Part II B